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Trees

30 Things You Should Know About Tree Planting

Forests play a critical part to keep our environment healthy. But our forests need us more than ever – more than 1 million acres of National Forests are in need of reforestation. To bring awareness to this incredible need and the NFF’s 50 Million for our Forests campaign, we are excited to share a fact about reforestation every day of April to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

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Making an Impact: 2020 Tree Planting Projects

Each year, we work with the U.S. Forest Service to find the most critical tree-planting projects on our National Forests. Thanks to NFF donors and partners, we have committed to dozens of exciting projects for 2020. Our efforts will span the country – from native species expansion on Georgia’s Chattahooche-Oconee National Forest, to disease restoration on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest – and help restore critical forest cover and wildlife habitat. Below are just a handful of the projects we have planned for 2020, and each takes us a small step closer to our 50 million tree planting goal.

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Green Biz 2020: Key Takeaways from Corporate Sustainability Leaders

For the first time, National Forest Foundation (NFF) staff joined one of the leading sustainability conferences in the nation. The GreenBiz 2020 conference brought together more than 1,400 leaders in sustainability, including leading American corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations in Scottsdale, Arizona for three days to explore the nexus between business and sustainability.

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Five Quick Facts about Tree Planting

Our supporters know that we plant locally sourced, native trees on high need National Forests through our partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, but we often receive inquiries about how and when we plant. Here are five quick facts that may help answer some of your planting questions and demonstrate the measures our agency partner takes to ensure that our trees survive.

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Are There Trees in Your Tap?

Did you know that each time you turn on the faucet, you may have a National Forest to thank? Not only do our forests provide a host of environmental and public health benefits, they are also essential to a clean, plentiful water supply.

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Envisioning a Future for Iconic “High Five” Pines

Many a high-mountain wanderer has taken in a magnificent view while resting in the shade of a high five pine tree. The gnarled limbs of these ancient trees are often the final vestiges of shade at the gateway to the alpine zone. Mounting threats, however, are confronting this iconic group across their habitat range in the western U.S. and Canada.

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Tree Planting Impacts You. Here’s How.

At the NFF, we like to say that our campaign to plant 50 million trees on our National Forests benefits all Americans. But what do we really mean? Read this blog post for a few important benefits we all receive from replanting our forests.

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Trees for Our Future: Three Questions About Trees and Climate Change

Supporting reforestation is perhaps the most simple and direct action you can take to increase carbon storage and limit climate change. Working together with the U.S. Forest Service and our partners, the NFF is planting millions of trees every year on our forests. For just $1 per tree, you too can help restore our forests and sequester more carbon.

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Gliding Through Appalachian National Forests

These nocturnal flying squirrels soar among the trees of high elevation forests, though they don’t actually fly. Instead, they glide by unfurling their furred-skin folds into a square and using their tail as a rudder.

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Reforesting Canada Lynx Habitat

Wildlife everywhere needs room to roam and our National Forests provide rich and diverse landscapes across the U.S. The Canada lynx is just one example of the different kinds of unique wildlife that can be found across our forests.

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